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Theistic naturalism

Published: 1st September 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Theistic naturalism. Available: Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].

noun  Astroeschatology

a variation of naturalist philosophy that maintains a belief in the existence of a god or divinity, but continues to reject the possibility for human interaction with god and the interactivity between god and humankind.



Astro-English: from Astronese, the phrase theistic naturalism makes use of the prefix theo- denoting God or divinity adjoined to the suffix -istic to denote “a belief held”, hence “a belief held in God” despite also adherence to the principles of naturalism which are traditionally at least agnostic towards supernaturalism and at most atheistic in orientation; one could suggest theistic naturalism is oxymoronic.

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